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Add chunked upload support to standard Special:Upload for files larger than POST limit
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While batch-fixing broken Ogg videos in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimania_2009_presentation_videos I found that a few files were too large to do in one POST (>100M) and I had to do them via chunked upload.

I was just going to do them manually since there weren't many, but found I could not:

  • Special:Upload has only single-POST support
  • UploadWizard barfed with a JS error (and I'm pretty sure it won't let me upload over existing files anyway)

so I ended up tweaking my CLI batch script to do chunked uploads via API. Probably should have done that anyway, but hey.

Note that Special:Upload is used directly when clicking the 'upload a new version of this file' link on existing media -- it would be nice if it worked for large files! :)


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Upload

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 3:50 AM
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brion created this task.Oct 30 2014, 6:05 PM

I agree this would be nice.

Many people using a user script currently to get around this limitation: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:32 PM
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